New data

Highlights of updates across Compass' topic areas:

Median household income

  • Statewide, the gap in median household income between white householders and householders of color is beginning to show signs of widening. White households have seen year-over-year increases in median income for the last two years, while median household income for householders of color has stagnated since 2013.
  • Median income in the Twin Cities is $14,000 higher than in greater Minnesota ($70,000 and $56,000, respectively), a gap that has largely remained about the same in recent years.

Median household income (among households headed by an older adult)

Age, race, and children and youth by cities

Housing cost-burden by race

  • Statewide, there appears to be a widening gap in housing affordability by race of the head of household. The share of households of color paying too much for housing stands at 44 percent, representing stagnation on this measure since 2012. Meanwhile, the share of white households paying too much for housing stands at 24 percent, representing steady improvement on this measure since 2008.


This represents a selection of data updated on the site. Click the links and use the gray breakdown bar to navigate to more new data in each topic area.

Updated March 2017

Featured trend

People without health insurance
health trend

Fewer people lack health insurance

Minnesota and the U.S. as a whole saw a substantial drop in the number and proportion of residents without health insurance between 2013 and 2015. In Minnesota, 242,798 (5.2%) residents under age 65 lacked health insurance in 2015, down from 436,000 (9.3%) in 2013. Nationally, the rate dropped nearly 6 percentage points.

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